Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is honored to have been awarded the Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Gold Medallion for 2019. In fact, we are the only company or organization in all of Levy, Alachua, Gilchrist, Dixie, Marion and Citrus Florida Counties combined to receive the award.

The HIRE Vets program is designed to recognize employer efforts to recruit, employ and retain veteran employees.

About the Hire Vets Program: “The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017, requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.” There are two award tiers: platinum and gold. For each award, the employer must satisfy a set of criteria. Verification of these criteria includes a self-attestation by the applicant and a check for violations of veteran-related DOL labor laws by the U.S. Department of Labor.